Grammy Award-Winning Artist T-Pain Releases New Song “Get Up” in Support of Movement for Justice.
Grammy Award-winning artist T-Pain released a new song and video “Get Up” as a means to inspire others to take a stand and make a difference, while donating proceeds from the song’s revenue to Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. The new song also inspired T-Pain to create merchandise to coincide with the music’s message and become another avenue of support in the fight for equality – he will donate proceeds of the merchandise to Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice as well.
“This song was actually meant to come out at the end of March, but I decided to switch it out last minute, said T-Pain. “We had all of the artwork and marketing assets created months ago. It’s very ironic because it all has so much more meaning to it now with everything going on in the world. I thought it was silly to hold this song. I want people to be motivated, inspired, and to continue to Get Up and push forward.” “T-Pain has shown up time and again for crime survivors, and we are so grateful for the additional support he is providing through this inspiring new song, video and merchandise,” said Robert Rooks, Co-Founder of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice and CEO of Alliance for Safety and Justice. “Elevating the voices of crime survivors from communities most harmed – disproportionately Black communities and others who have been marginalized – is key to advancing the change and justice so desperately needed. Survivors know best that we can achieve shared safety by ending the wasteful spending on the criminal justice system that fails us all, and instead investing in what communities need. On behalf of our 42,000 Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, we thank T-Pain for being part of and supporting our family of survivors.” T-Pain first joined Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice months ago at their #SurvivorsSpeak Florida advocacy event at the state capitol in his hometown of Tallahassee. He gave an address of encouragement to a group of over 400 survivors from across the state ahead of their visit to advocate for new safety policies at the capitol. He also met privately with some Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice members, listened to their stories, and shared his own. T-Pain’s has a personal connection to the organization because of his own experience as a survivor, including his niece being killed in Tallahassee a few years ago. About Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is a national network of over 42,000 crime survivors joining together to create healing communities and shape public safety policy. It is a flagship project of Alliance for Safety and Justice, a national organization that aims to win new safety priorities in state across the country. Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice has chapters and leaders in states across the country, building a movement to heal together and promote policies that help the people and communities most harmed by crime and violence. Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice organizes to secure policies that invest in communities, prevention and recovery, instead of more spending on incarceration and justice system policies that haven’t helped survivors of crime. For more information, visit www.cssj.org. About T-Pain 2005 was the year we first met Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known as T-Pain, with the release of his debut album Rapp Ternt Sanga. By 2007, T-Pain had the game in a chokehold, topping the charts with his follow-up Epiphany, which carried the colossal single “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’).” The Tallahassee, Florida native collaborated with everyone from Lil’ Wayne (collectively known as T-Wayne) to Taylor Swift, while grabbing two Grammy Award wins (collaborations with Kanye West on “Good Life” and Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It”) His projects Thr33 Ringz and RevolveЯ both proved T-Pain’s staying power in an ever-changing market. After a self-decided hiatus, he returned with his 2015 album Stoicville: The Phoenix and 2017’s Oblivion. Raising his own stake, the creator locked in a TV series with Fuse, T-Pain’s School of Business and found his way to Good Morning America thanks to his track “Catchy Song” for the Lego Movie 2 soundtrack. Proving he is more than an auto-tune genius, Pain showcased his natural vocals winning FOX’s Masked Singer in 2019. After announcing his new journey as an independent artist, T-Pain started off 2020 with a blast performing an iconic Instagram live Verzuz battle with Lil Jon and dropped his first label-free single “Wake Up Dead” featuring Chris Brown. The singer, songwriter, producer, and celebrated performer/entertainer has spent the greater whole of his career bringing masses together with feel good music. The party won’t stop here. T-Pain is only getting started.